Reading about sports such as running or mountain climbing inspires me to go outdoors. Well-written books move me and compel me to get off my couch.
Recently, I’ve discovered the power of movies. I started with Fast Girls, which is a 2011 British film about sprinters. It was good but it was fictional. I wanted something more like a documentary.
Then I found one yesterday starring Kilian Jornet called A Fine Line: Summits of my Life, which documented the athlete’s run and ski to the most important peaks of all continents in his minimalist style and trying to break all the speed records on those peaks along the way.
iRunFar and A Trail Runner’s Blog has a review of this film. I watched it last night and the cinematography was just breathtaking. There were also some good quotes about how Kilian views and manages risk in life.